Monday, 10 June 2013


There hasn't been much stitching going on unfortunately but it looks like that will change.
June's TUSAL

Lovely exchange from Steph 

 I received my exchange from Steph and it is beautiful! She even included some extras for my birthday which was really sweet. As Steph may be able to tell, I've attached the mini biscornu to my Stork scissors.

I'm hoping to get my exchanges out by the end of this week and I hope Steph and Sarah like them :) This horrid cold that I've had all weekend looks like it's on it's way out.

We decided to visit Ely recently for my birthday and a fabric shop had opened since we had last been there...I was in heaven! There is also a cycle shop that sells toys, models and more craft stuff including fabric. I was given a bit of money to buy some fabric from both shops and for once it wasn't with a project in mind, it was just because I like them.

Fabric from Sew much to do.

Fabric from the Cycle Centre

Fabric from the Cycle Centre

I decided to include a close up of the tortoise fabric as you couldn't see them very well in the collective photo. I plan to use the orange dye to dye some fabric for HAED's Mini Autumn Owl Trio which I got in the 50% off sale along with Mini Hannah Lynn which I plan on stitching for my sister.

I've been trying to teach myself to crochet and have been following a flower tutorial from the making spot on youtube. In the few times I've tried it I feel like I've gotten somewhere although I still can't get that fifth petal in and I'm not sure why. Here's one of my poor attempts at the flower...

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  1. Nice fabric stashing! I really like the "needlework" one in the lower right corner. You're a brave soul for trying to crochet. I've never even attempted! :S

    1. :) I like it too although I'm not sure what I could use it for. Thank you, maybe you could learn as well and encourage each other.

  2. I am glad the cold is on it's way out. And I am glad you liked your swap/birthday goodies ^_^ Ohh! That is some gorgeous fabric you got! Keep going with the crochet. I thought I would never ever be able to crack it but once you do, the possibilities are endless.

    1. So am I although I still feel groggy sometimes. I will be back to trying as soon as Tatty Ted is done. Believe it or not...I've found a perfect crochet item for you! I'm certainly going to try making it (at least there is a small goal in my mind for motivation). :) xx


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